Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reference sites & Translators
Want a great online dictionary, thesaurus, translator or reference tool for your students? Look no further than http://dictionary.reference.com
This is a great site to spend time on for some serendipitous learning, to complete the daily crossword, take a quiz or even to get definitions. What is a thesis statement? Don’t know? Look on dictionary.reference.com
Want the meanings to literary terms? You’ll find plenty at http://dictionary.reference.com/wordlist/literary
Infoplease contains an atlas, encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, and Today in History, calculator, today’s news, metric conversion tool, spell check, periodic table, place finder, country profiles, a Homework Help Centre and lots more cool tools.
To translate 30 languages, look up grammar, dictionary, conjugation etc., my best site so far is Reverso .
Yes, Japanese is one of the languages!
Also look at:
Merriam-Webster Dictionary Thesaurus & Encyclopedia
Some other really useful reference sites are:
Trove – a database of over 373 million resources. Choose Australian maps, sound recordings, films, digitised newspapers etc.
Virtual Reference Shelf – Library of Congress – a very comprehensive reference collection.
CIA World Factbook – Facts and figures about every country of the world – how they are governed, economic, geography, population, map, etc.
CIA World Leaders – Heads of state and government ministers of every country in the world, including the ministers of Australia’s government.
Australian Newspapers online – a site linking to lots of Australian newspapers.
Australian magazines – a site linking to lots of Australian magazines.